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Gavia Offshore Surveyor configuration

Platform: Gavia
Manufacturer: Teledyne Gavia


Gavia Offshore Surveyor

The Gavia Offshore Surveyor AUV is a self contained, low logistics survey tool capable of delivering high quality data while operating from vessels of opportunity or even from the shore.

The Gavia AUV can be a powerful asset to any commercial survey operation and has been proven in real world environments providing highly cost effective data when compared to traditional means using costly surface vessels and ROVs.

Typical commercial applications include: Bathymetric surveys, Environmental surveys, Exploration and various construction support and inspection tasks for pipelines and platforms utilizing side scan, camera and swath bathymetry or specialized payloads.

Gavia Offshore Surveyor Features

Self-contained survey system operated from vessel’s of opportunity
Fully modular, highly mobile and packs into FedEx shippable cases
Quick mobilization / demobilization – No installation or calibration of peripherals required
Small logistical footprint with no specialized equipment required to operate the system
Over the horizon communications through Iridium
Easy to use chart-based graphical user interface with enhancements for commercial operations
Low operating cost compared to traditional methods requiring costly surface vessels
Wide array of additional sensors available
Autonomous pipeline inspection with SeeByte’s AutoTracker
Optional Payload modules for customer supplied sensors or additional sensors
All data time synchronized and stored in manufacturer’s original format, all vehicle logs in an open format
Proven survey grade deliverables from commercial pipeline and hydrographic surveys from real world environments
Field swappable battery modules
Compatible with a variety of third party post processing packages.
Additional modules can be purchased as mission requirements evolve
Launch and Recovery systems (LARS) are available for operations from larger vessels

Physical Specs

  • Platform: Gavia Download PDF
  • Body Type: Torpedo
  • Size (LxWxH): 1.80m x 0.20m x 0.30m
  • Body Size (LxWxH): 1.80m x 0.20m x 0.20m
  • Hull Material: Aluminum
  • Weight: 49.00kg
  • Maximum Depth: 1,000.00 m
  • Dynamic Buoyancy: No
  • Self-Righting: Yes
  • Obstacle Avoidance: No
  • Endurance (nominal load): 5 hours
  • Manufacturer Website: Link

Primary Missions

  • Cable Route Survey
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Freshwater Mapping
  • Geophysical Survey
  • Marine Science Survey
  • Mineral field Survey
  • Oceanographic Survey
  • Oil and Gas Survey
  • Pipeline Route Survey
  • Rapid Environmental Assesment
  • Seabed Mapping

Propulsion System

  • Method: Thrusters
  • DOF: 3
  • Hovering:
  • Nominal Speed: 1.00
  • Maximum Forward Speed: 3.00

Power System

  • Total Capacity: 0 Wh

Launch and Recovery

  • Hand Held


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